My old laptop crashed and burned! Couldnt even power it up anymore. So I bought a new one. What protection should I go with? It came with "webroot" antispyware. (not installed, I got a disk) I was thinking a free antispyware and antimalware from AVG? Which has worked for me on my desktop computer. I hear some type of "root kit detection" is important too now, since there are malicious programs that can get in un-noticed and run un-noticed even by your task manager. I am a computer noob but I am trying to learn and prevent headaches before I even start messing with this new laptop. I know nothing is fail safe but I still want to put up a fight so those hackers might at least get irritated and move on to easier targets.